A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 31/03/18 / 2018-03-31 19:35:50 / March 31, 2018 @ 7:35 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 70.8881 East, latitude 36.6257 North, depth = 216.97 km. The temblor was reported at 00:05:50 / 12:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 216.97 km (135 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dbxs. Unique identifier: us1000dbxs.
Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Farkhār, Ishqoshim, Fayzabad. Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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